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     FAVORITE SON
U.S.A., 2009, 90 mins, Color (Violence, Adult Content, Language)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

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Director: Howard Libov
Screenwriter: Howard Libov, Michael Stewart
Producers: Brian Gonsar
Co-Producer: Pablo Schreiber
Cinematographer: Ben Wolf
Editor: Emily Gumpel
Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Connor Paolo, Kellie Overbey

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A story of family, of dreams deferred, and of a final chance at redemption. David Paxton, nearing the end of his minor league baseball career, returns to his hometown as much less the hero he once assumed he would become. When he meets Joan, and her son Ross, David believes he has found a way to acquire the love, support and family he's long been yearning for. But his overheated romancing of Joan makes her wary, and his attempt to mentor Ross meets with the boy's undisguised contempt. It appears his dreams of a future have died, and David's simmering rage threatens to erupt into violence. But David and Ross, a disturbed 12-year-old heading down a path of increasing destructiveness, somehow find their way to each other and start up a most unlikely, mostly clandestine, friendship. David must break out of his own isolation to help the young boy and confront the dark secrets that haunt both their lives. He must become a father figure in a way he never imagined, and in so doing become a genuine hero off the field.

Howard Libov
Howard Libov, a native of Baltimore, MD, graduated with a BFA in Film & Television from New York University and also garnered a Certificate in Direction from the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies. Favorite Son, Howard's second feature film, is based on the award-winning short film "Little Man," also directed by Howard Libov. Libov directed and co-wrote the feature film Midnight Edition, which won the Best First Feature Award at the Festival of Fantasic Film, played at the London, Dublin, and Hamptons Film Festivals, and was broadcast on HBO, Cinemax, and showtime. Libov also directed the cometic short film, "Men Will Be Boys" which starred members of Chicago's Second City Theater and was syndicated nationally on PBS stations as a modern day companion piece to Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar winning, Marty. Libov's documentary Fourteen Stations profiled Madison, New Jersey artist and resident Arie Galles and his ten-year quest to complete a series of drawings he started out thinking would take him only a year to finish.
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          BOY/MAN
U.S.A., 2008, 11 mins, Color (Family Friendly)

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

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Director: Danielle Jacobs


www.daniellejacobs.com

A heartfelt, coming of age story about the journey of loss, friendship and hope.

 
Showings
06/12/09 02:00 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 
06/14/09 07:00 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 


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